Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Firstly thanks to the lovely ladies who left comments of support and encouragement after my last post. I'm pleased to say that I'm managing week 4 quite well. As the weather warms up again, the urge for the pasta, garlic bread and wine abates and I'm feeling stronger and more focussed. My goal is to stay on track 95% until I have my mini holiday to Sydney in less than 2 weeks time. Whilst I'm away I know there will be times when I eat off plan and enjoy some wine as well. Its pretty much unavoidable when you are eating out for all of your meals. WH has committed to joining me on my cardio sessions as we are sharing an apartment with the ILs so have the luxury of built-in child care. Hmm lets see who's the better runner now :-)

I'm pretty peeved that once again I dont have a "training partner". You see my training partner is my MP3. It comes with me on all my early morning cardio sessions and also when I'm doing weights in the evening. Well its on the blink AGAIN and I'm not impressed. Last time it went on the blink I was without it for 6-7 weeks and then got told that it had a faulty switch and they gave me an upgraded model. Why couldnt they just give me a replacement straight away??!! I'm dreading this happening again, or worse still, them not replacing it. Its lonely running on your own with just your breathing and thoughts accompanying you.

Tonight is leg night and I'm always nervous approaching this training session. I remember how hard it was last week and true to his form, Josh has made it even harder this week. I know that some of my "problem" is my belief in myself...oh and lets not forget the fear of that inevitable pain. So to get through each painful rep and set I imagine myself standing on stage with legs I'm proud of. Legs that are lean and toned with no cellulite or wobbly bits. I've never had legs like that so it is a big dream indeed. Which reminds me of that perfect saying: "Dream, believe, strive and achieve."



Splice said...

Hey Mags!
I remember you asking me about traveling and still sticking to nutrition. It's really not that hard, and eating out makes it easier believe or not.
You choose foods which you can eat e.g. Meat and veg or salad.
But the important thing you need to do is take your supplements. Always take them on time.

Another good tip is not to drink alcohol until after dinner, this way you won't be tempted to eat more food.

And remember to have fun!!!


P.s. I hope your MP3 gets replaced.

Magda said...

Thanks Deb,

Good advice and I will definitely give it a go!


LizN said...

See, it's amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it :)


liz :)